1987 - Sri Lanka - 10 Rupee
International Year of Shelter for the Homeless.

A commemorative ten rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on 1987 April 9th for the "International Year of Shelter for the Homeless" by the United Nations.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationRupees 10/-
Alloycupro-nickel
Diameter25.0/30.0 mm
Thickness2.5 mm
Weight11.70 gms
Shapesquare with rounded corners.
EdgeGrained with plain corners
Die-Axis
Issue2,000,000
Frosted Proof200
MintRoyal,Wales
1987_Rs10_obverse 1981_Rs10_reverse
KM# 149

Obverse : The IYSH logo in the centre and I Y S H in Sinhala above the logo. and in Tamil and English on either side. The year 1987 appears below the logo.
Reverse : Large numaral 10 appears with the value in Sinhala Tamil superimposed on the figure and TEN RUPEES in English below. The words SRI LANKA in Sinhala appear above with Tamil and English on either side.
The edge of the square coin has milled straits with plain rounded corners.

The frosted proof coin of this issue is on display at the Central Bank Currency Museum.

The coin was scaned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 250dpi The uncirculated commemorative coin was obtained from the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.